We all want to get rid of that jiggly stuff under our arms. Better fitness expert, Andrea Metcalf, shows us how to get “cranking" in today's Getting Fit.
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Audra Lowe: We all want to get rid of that jiggly stuff under our arms that always appear out of no where. Well, our Better Fitness expert Andrea Metcalf shows us how to get cranking in today's Getting Fit. Andrea Metcalf: We are at Equinox - Soho trying a great upper body workout called Krank and this is Andy, he is my trainer. Andy, tell me a little bit about why I want to try this Krank bike here. Andy: Well first of all, it's a great way to get an upper body aerobic workout without even using your legs and second of all, it's new, it's fun and exciting, something different that you want to workout. Andrea Metcalf: It looks like a bike with no pedals. So what am I going to do? I am sitting down here -- Andy: Sit down on the sit right there, hands on the handles, there you go and you get a nice smooth motion going, perfect, perfect. Andrea Metcalf: So this is called the Krank it part. Andy: That's called the krank it part. Andrea Metcalf: And we are going to do it at interval workout, is that what you want me to do today? Andy: Yeah. We are going to do an interval workout. We are going to spend about a minute on the Krankcycle using various different pedal combinations. Then I am going to have you get off and do some step-up, take weights in a box behind us. Andrea Metcalf: Alright, let's keep going. We are kranking. Andy: Alright here we go. Keep it going there, perfect. I am going to give you a little more resistance with the knob down here and make it a little harder. Andrea Metcalf: Oh sure. Andy: There you go. Yeah just what you need, perfect. That's it, alright. Now I am going to have you do just your right arm; just your right arm, good. Just let this arm hang down. That's it, that's it. As hard as you can. Keep moving, keep moving. Andrea Metcalf: Oh I knew you were going to do that to me. Andy: Yeah. Now the left arm, left arm. Good. We are going to start an alternating motion, 180 degrees, perfect. This is more traditional bicycling motion, keeping move as fast as you can. There we go, perfect. Now I am going to have you go both arms together, one more time. There we go, that's it, as hard as you can, keep moving it, keep moving it. Andrea Metcalf You are really challenging me Andy. Andy: There you go. Now I am going to have you stand up but keep moving the pedals. There you go. Last ten seconds as hard as you can. Keep pushing it, get your whole body in there. That's it, that's it. Good, five more seconds; four, three, two, and done. Excellent. Andrea Metcalf: Alright Andy that was a great workout. This is called Krankcycle. It's available at Equinox - Soho and many other gyms throughout the country. It's an option that if you don't want to run, you can just krank it. Audra Lowe: Well if you want to get in shape for the New Year but you just don't know where to start, all you have to do is email Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org and she just might have you what you need.